Monthly Archives: February 2016
February 25, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

After an impressive midday turnaround Wednesday, stocks opened higher and are holding modest gains on light volumes heading into midday Thursday. The S&P 500 is up 2.2 points to 1932 and 7 points off morning highs. Meanwhile, Treasury bonds are holding gains despite a report that showed a surprise 4.9% jump in January orders for […]




February 23, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks slipped at the opening bell and the decline is gathering some momentum into midday Tuesday. After a 27.72-point rally Monday, the S&P 500 is down 21.90 points to 1923.60 and one point from session lows. Treasury bonds were lower in early trading, but have since strengthened amid weakness in equities and mixed economic data. […]




February 18, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened modestly higher Thursday, but have lost ground after several days of big gains. The S&P 500 is down 7.55 points to 1919.25 today and up nearly 3% on the week. Treasury bonds are seeing strength and the yield on the benchmark ten-year is back down to 1.78% after St. Louis Fed President Bullard […]




February 16, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened broadly higher after the three-day weekend and are holding most of the gains into midday Tuesday. The S&P 500 is up 20.92 points to 1885.70 and 2 points from session highs. Nine of ten market sectors are helping, led by advances in Consumer Discretionary (XLY), Industrials (XLI), and Technology (XLK). The Energy (XLE) […]




February 11, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened broadly lower and the decline is gathering momentum into midday Thursday. The S&P 500 is off 35 points to 1816.86 and four points from session lows. Weakness across overseas markets again set the table for morning losses on Wall Street. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng sank 3.9% on its first day of trading after […]




February 9, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Losses across overseas equities markets set the table for a morning drop on Wall Street and market averages are attempting to work off session lows into midday Tuesday. The S&P 500 is 10 points to 1843.42 and 7 points above its worst levels. Treasury bonds continue to see strength and yields continue to trend lower […]




February 5, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks stumbled at the open and trading has turned mixed through midday Thursday. The S&P 500 is up less than a point to 1913.50 and 13 points from session lows. Treasury bonds are holding firm after several weeks of gains and following weak Productivity and Factory Orders data. The yield on the benchmark ten-year, which […]




February 2, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks slumped at the open and are working off session lows, but remain mired in the red through midday Tuesday. The S&P 500 is down 25 points to 1914.38 and 5 points from its worst levels. Treasury bonds are seeing notable strength on a light day for data and as the equities market faces renewed […]